How to Move iTunes Library to New PC/Mac

Summary

Just got a new laptop and want to transfer iTunes library from the old computer to the new one? This guide will show you how to finish that.

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Nov. 04, 2015

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Have a try on this amazing iTunes library extractor so that you can access and export data from iTunes library. Now read on this guide to know how can you move iTunes library to new PC/Mac.

It takes our time and energy to build the iTunes library, and some of you may have a huge iTunes library with seasons of TV, movies, podcasts, audiobooks, and more. When you get a span-new MacBook or Windows laptop, transferring iTunes library to the new computer is what you want to do first. In this guide, we will introduce you two methods to move iTunes library from the old computer to the new one.

Solution 1. Move iTunes Library to New Computer with an External Drive

Begin by backing up your iTunes library onto the external hard drive.

Step 1. Locate the iTunes folder on your PC or Mac:

Mac: ~\Users\username\Music\iTunes\.

Windows 7 and 8: Navigate to \Users\username\My Music\iTunes.

Step 2. Plug in your external drive. Drag the iTunes folder to your external drive.

Transfer iTunes Library to New Computer with an External Drive

Transfer iTunes Library to New Computer with an External Drive

Step 3. Disconnect the external hard drive from the first computer, and then connect it to your new PC/Mac computer.

Step 4.  Find the Music or My Music folder as mentioned above on your new computer. Drag and drop the iTunes folder from the external drive to the Music folder of the new computer. 

Move iTunes Library to New Computer with an External Drive

Move iTunes Library to New Computer with an External Drive

Solution 2. Move iTunes Library to New Computer with AnyTrans

AnyTrans is an iOS content manager as well as the best iTunes alternative made for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod users. It allows you to extract content in iTunes library, and export the data from iTunes library to iDevice or computer without wiping existing content, including music, movies, ringtones, apps, audiobooks, etc. After transferring the data from iTunes library to your iDevice, you can move them to the new iTunes library in your new computer with AnyTrans. It enables you to use your iPhone as a flash drive. In this part, we will show you how to finish the process. To begin with, you need to download and install AnyTrans on both your old and new computer.

Step 1. On your old computer, open AnyTrans, and connect your iPhone or iPad to it > Click the iTunes Library option.

Move iTunes Library to New Computer with AnyTrans – Step 1

Move iTunes Library to New Computer with AnyTrans – Step 1

Step 2. Sync the music, videos, ringtones, and any data you need from iTunes library to your iDevice by clicking the To Device button. This will not erase any existing data on your iDevice. After it is done, unplug your iPhone or iPad.

Move iTunes Library to New Computer with AnyTrans – Step 2

Move iTunes Library to New Computer with AnyTrans – Step 2

Step 3. On your new computer, launch AnyTrans and connect your iDevice to computer > Click the Content to iTunes > Select the files you want to transfer to the new iTunes library on the computer > Click the button.

Move iTunes Library to New Computer with AnyTrans – Step 3

Move iTunes Library to New Computer with AnyTrans – Step 3

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